Travel In Bogota, Colombia

Medellin Versus Bogota

June 30, 2011, Bogota, Colombia:

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We slept beneath a heavy blanket last night and donned jackets to walk across the courtyard to breakfast this morning.

Bogota sits at 8,600 feet altitude. The climate in Medellin is pleasant, almost never too hot or too cold. Here in Bogota, there's a chill in the air evenings and mornings. You'd want central heat in your home, I'd imagine.

Pleasant change for us coming from Panama City.


Property Purchase In Medellin

It's All Good In Medellin

June 29, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Medellin, Colombia, is an appealing and very affordable place to invest in an apartment for renovation.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

This week in Medellin has been a whirlwind of meetings as we have worked to pull together the pieces for our apartment purchase here...and to launch its renovation.

So far, it's all good news. Our real estate agent, our attorney, our banker, and even our seller have worked together cheerfully to accommodate paperwork and other delays on our end. As of this morning, the ownership structure is in place, the money has arrived in the country, and closing is imminent.


Residency In Uruguay

Moving Targets

June 28, 2011, Montevideo, Uruguay: In response to a tripling of applications in the past two years, Uruguay has implemented more stringent requirements and procedures for foreign residency applicants.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"'I hereby update you on the status of your permanent residency application with Uruguay's immigration department (DNM),' began the letter from my Montevideo attorney," writes friend Taylor White.


Doing Business Overseas

React And Adapt

June 27, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: The U.S. economy is stalled and will continue sluggish for years; however, over the long term, U.S. stocks look attractive.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"I join the pessimists," writes Retirement Planning Guru Paul Terhorst. "I have little faith that the United States can turn things around. I predict a sluggish U.S. economy for years to come.


Global Immigration Services

We Don't Have To Like It

June 26, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Ever-more-invasive global immigration procedures make it nearly impossible to live a private life.

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

Through the airport and on to the plane without incident in Panama on-time arrival in line at Immigration...

Remarkably painless...and then...

"Did they have those machines last time we came through?" I asked Lief as we approached the Immigration counter.


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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

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